A Memphis police officer has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted a girl throughout a dispute over a hotdog.
Officer Ralph Confer 47, is accused of leaving a medical technician with a number of minor accidents following an altercation they’d on the Regional One Medical Center on September 20.
According to an affidavit seen by WMC, the lady was on shift when she went to a police holding space of the hospital to borrow some gear. After she was buzzed in, she seen the officers have been having a cookout.
The lady then requested a police holding worker if she might have a hotdog, to which he stated sure. Confer then allegedly advised her that she could not have one.
The lady then left the holding space however returned a short time later. She requested one other worker if she might have a sizzling canine. After she was advised once more that she might, she went into the break room get herself one.
Confer is alleged to have adopted her into the room to inform her she wasn’t allowed one and slapped the recent canine out of her hand.
Confer advised the medical technician to go away out the again door, which she stated she could not and needed to depart through the entrance.
Confer is accused of then attempting to drive her out the again door, inflicting her to hit her head on the cupboards within the break room.
He is then alleged to have thrown her on the bottom and positioned her in handcuffs earlier than placing her in a holding cell. The alleged sufferer advised police at no level did Confer say she was beneath arrest or clarify any costs to her.
She later sought medical therapy after struggling a hematoma to the highest of her head, in addition to bruising to her biceps and shins.
Confer was later charged with assault. He was additionally relieved of his duties with pay pending the end result of an investigation.
Online information present he’s due in court docket on October 31 to face the cost.
In a press release to Fox 13, Regional One stated: “We totally assist the worker and inspired the person to file a police report. Which, as you already know, she did.
“We are hopeful the Memphis Police Department is addressing this difficulty, however details about the criticism and the way the scenario is being dealt with inside the police division will have to be obtained from them.
“Our break rooms are like any other employee breakroom at any company. The spaces are intended to provide a place where employees can have respite, and of course food is permitted. This will remain to be the case.”